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Beale Gets $17 Million To Rebuild After Blaze

Beale Air Force Base is getting money to rebuild after a January fire destroyed the Civil Engineering Wing. Congressman John Garamendi represents the district which includes the base. He says Congress approved 17-million dollars for reconstruction…

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Construction should get underway this fall after the bidding process is complete, and the new two-story, 38-thousand square foot facility would open in 2015.  Despite the fact that the Air Force has had to cut back because of the sequester, Garamendi says his effort to get the money was successful, because it was deemed an emergency…

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One firefighter suffered minor injuries in the Martin Luther King Day blaze. Only one worker was inside at the time because of the holiday, and that person was able to get out safely. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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